Developers for Commerce Server have been ignored for far too long. But, in recent weeks its with great pleasure I can note that some love is starting to be shared once again. Hence, I wanted to personally call out two key things that have occurred in the last month.

Tools from Enticify

Enticify, which has a great discount engine upgrade for Commerce Server (check it out at http://www.enticify.com/), has released a couple of cool tools into the open source community, namely:

  • CsSpy – which is a Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 visualizer to improve pipeline component debugging.
  • CsTasks – which is a task automation library for Commerce Server

Check these out at http://github.com/enticify/CsSpy#csspy and http://github.com/enticify/CsTasks#cstasks/ respectively.

Symbol Debugging

We have now posted symbols for Ascentium Commerce Server 2009 R2 at http://symbols.commerceserver.net/. You can load this up in:

  • WinDbg
  • Visual Studio (using this as the symbol path)
  • Or Symchk.exe to build a local symbol repository from this URL

 

Please note that you can’t browse the URL directly, by-design.

I hope these are helpful – certainly the first of many cool things in the pipeline for this fall.